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MLA / APA Citation

What is MLA?

MLA style was created by the Modern Language Association of America. It is a set of rules for publications, including research papers.

There are two parts to MLA: In-text citations and the Works Cited list.

In MLA, you must “cite” sources that you have paraphrased, quoted or otherwise used to write your research paper. Cite your sources in two places:

  1. In the body of your paper where you add a brief in-text citation.
  2. In the Works Cited list at the end of your paper where you give more complete information for the source.

Modern Language Association Style Handbook: 9th edition


The 9th edition of the MLA Handbook provides a “universal set of guidelines” for citing sources for ALL types. 

Cover ArtMLA Handbook by The Modern Language Association of America

Call Number: 808.027 MLA
ISBN: 9781603293518
Publication Date: 2021

 

 

 

In addition to the handbook, MLA also offers The MLA Style Center, a website that provides additional instruction and resources for writing and formatting academic papers. https://style.mla.org/

Resources

Automatic Citation Generators

Here are some citation generators that help you to cite in MLA format. Please be aware that automatically generated citations may not provide accurate results. If you decided to use a citation generator, then take enough time to make necessary corrections. Remember, it is your responsibility to double-check your works!

What is APA?

APA referencing style is an author-date referencing system published by the American Psychological Association. It is a set of rules for publications, including research papers.

There are two parts in the APA referencing style: In-text citations and the Reference list.

With anything that you have read, used and referred to in your academic writing, you must:

  1.  1. acknowledge in text (i.e. in the work / assignment/ essay you are writing)
  2.  2. include in your reference list (i.e. the list at the end of your work of all the sources you refer to)

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th edition

The 7th edition of the Publication manual of the APA provides a “universal set of guidelines” for citing sources for ALL types. 

 

Cover Art Publication manual of the American Psychological Association : the official guide to APA style by American Psychological Association.

Call Number: 808.06615 AME
ISBN: 9781433832161
Publication Date: 2019

 

 

In addition to the handbook, APA also offers online resources for students in their website. The website provides additional instruction and resources for writing and formatting academic papers. https://apastyle.apa.org/

Resources

Automatic Citation Generators

Here are some citation generators that help you to cite in APA format. Always remember to select the right citation style. Please be aware that automatically generated citations may not provide accurate results. If you decided to use a citation generator, then take enough time to make necessary corrections. Remember, it is your responsibility to double-check your works!